An employee of fast food joint Burger King in Noida’s The Great India Place was held for cloning of debit cards of customers on Monday, 11 February. The accused, working as a sales manager at the franchise, has admitted to cloning consumer’s debit cards and selling the data to a gang.
The man held by the Noida police was working with the American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants since December last year, reported Dainik Bhaskar.
The Modus Operandi
Sumit, the Burger King employee, was swiping the cards of customer on a skimmer device he had kept with himself.
This helped him to save the details of the debit card on his card skimming device. The report adds that the accused used CCTV footage installed right above his counter to read the Personal Identification Number (PIN) of the debit cards he was cloning.
After he had the PIN of the cards with him, he has added that he was selling the data of debit card clonned for a price of Rs 10,000 – Rs 15,000.
Police officials from Noida Sector 39 arrested the accused on Monday. The officials are now further enquiring about the gang which used the details of cloned cards from Sumit.
How the Felony Began
Investigating sub-officer J S Tomar told Dainik Bhaskar that the accused was a resident of Bulandhshahr. The felony began last year in December when he met a man who lured him by offering to pay Rs 10,000 – Rs 15,000. He told the police that he has three sisters and one is slated to get married on 8 March this year. The man he met had given him the card cloning device. Sumit, in return, provided him data of the customers.
How Was the Accused Caught?
The customers of HDFC bank who visited Burger King started complaining to their bank accountants. A major share of complaints arose from HDFC bank and the last transaction tracked by the bank officials was zeroed in on Burger King. Following this, the police officials enquired at the Burger King outlet and saw Sumit’s activities in the CCTV footage. The Burger King’s senior manager had lodged a complaint in Sector 39’s police station in this matter.
(With inputs from Dainik Bhaskar)